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28 March 2014

Davis on what a great job Steven Pressley has done in difficult circumstances

Steve Davis has praised the job his counterpart Steven Pressley has achieved at Coventry City. The Sky Blues have had their fair share of off-the-field problems to deal with and Pressley was forced to sell his leading scorer Leon Clarke to Midlands rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers at the end of the January transfer window.

Despite being technically 'homeless' and playing their home games at Northampton’s Sixfields Stadium, Pressley has guided the club to 45 points and all that despite losing 10 points at the start of the season for entering administration. A 1-0 win over Stevenage on Wednesday night has the Sky blues currently away from an intriguing but nerve-jangling contest at the bottom of League One. Crewe will be hoping to drag Pressley’s men back into the danger zone with three points tomorrow.

Ahead of the game at Gresty Road, Steve told “Coventry won 1-0 in the week and they had to work hard for that result because Stevenage played well and had chances themselves. It could have gone either way, but Coventry got that all important goal. That has moved them five points clear off us and we want to close that gap again if we can.

“We have got to improve on our Notts County performance that is for sure and tighten up. The first goal will be important again and it will be interesting to see how Coventry line-up.

“Steven (Pressley) has done a great job in difficult circumstances. They are a good young team and their average age is probably a little bit younger than ours. They have goalkeeper Joe Murphy and Carl Baker who add that bit of experience and they have recently added David Prutton from Sheffield Wednesday who has bags of experience as well.

“They have a lot of players in their early twenties or teens and that can lead to a bit of inconstancy but they play good football with pace and are dynamic in their play.

  The boss added: “If they can hold onto their young players, such as Callum Wilson, then the future will be bright for them.”



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